Steam News announces
the release of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE
. Konami offers a new
to celebrate the news, a live clip featuring Kojima and his groovy
glasses as well as a couple of very sentimental messages. Here's word from
their update on the news
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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today
releases the eagerly awaited METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN for
PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, XboxOne™, Xbox 360 and via Steam.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is the series’ largest and most ambitious
edition to date, expanding upon themes and content seen in its predecessor:
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. Set within huge open-world environments,
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is brought to vivid life with realistic
weather patterns and day/night cycles. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to
match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and non-linear gameplay
experience. Similarly, a host of acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID features return in
hugely advanced forms, including expanded CQC (Close-Quarter Combat) skills,
vastly improved enemy AI, online elements that complement the single player
campaign, and an all-new version of METAL GEAR ONLINE, a competitive multiplayer
mode, included within the main game and which goes live on October 6th.
KONAMI’s groundbreaking title sets a new standard in stealth-action, with the
series’ famed sneaking elements greatly expanded within the sprawling play area.
A host of new characters – both allies and enemies – tell a story driven by
revenge, as franchise protagonist Big Boss enters a series of battlefields
following the deaths of his colleagues. Central to the game is a hideously
disfigured adversary known as Skull Face, while the ongoing conflict also
introduces the new, iconic characters, such as the mysterious Quiet – a mute
female sniper with incredible abilities.
Battlefield 4 Battlelog
has word that the Battlefield 4
is now live, which includes the new Night Operations
DLC as a free
release for the military shooter sequel. Here's a
Battlefield 4 Night
Operations cinematic trailer
and here's word on the release:
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time to turn out the lights. The Battlefield™ 4 Summer Update is now rolling out
worldwide for all platforms today, September 1st, 2015. Battlefield 4 Night
Operations, a free* DLC release for all Battlefield 4 players, is also rolling
out today in most territories (with PS3/PS4 in Europe coming on September 8).
Check out the Summer Update notes here!
Night Operations includes Zavod: Graveyard Shift, the first map for Battlefield
4 that takes place entirely at night. As you might expect, this changes things
up – instead of being able to rely on your eyes, you’re going to need to listen
closely, and focus on tools like night scopes and your radar to survive. We put
tactical strategy guide with some tips for players looking for that
Ready to try out the Graveyard Shift? It supports Conquest, Rush, Obliteration,
Team Death Match, Domination and Gun Master, so head out and make your enemies
afraid of the dark.
Electronic Arts website announces
that beta testing for Star Wars
will get underway next month for Windows, Xbox One, and
PlayStation 4, teasing a new game mode they will discuss further soon. They also
gild the lily with word of a companion mobile app that will also be in beta as
they test the Star Wars action game. Here's the news:
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Ever since we
revealed Star Wars™ Battlefront™ in April at Star Wars™ Celebration, you've been
asking us if there would be a Beta. Today, we are thrilled to finally be able to
answer that question, and the answer is yes!
Coming early October to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC, the Star
Wars Battlefront Beta* is a technical test and will feature
Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and
the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the
most iconic characters in the Star Wars™ universe: Darth Vader and Luke
Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our
Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back
waves of Imperial forces.
In addition to those two modes, we are excited to reveal a brand-new mode that
will be available in the Beta, Drop Zone. We’ll be sharing more details on Drop
Zone in the weeks ahead.
Tripwire Interactive now offers a new Incinerate ‘N Detonate pack as a free
update for Killing Floor 2
, updating the
Steam Early Access
shooter sequel with what they say is 50% more content than before. Here's
has a complete list of what's included. They also note that they
plan on providing everyone with a chance to check this out, as this weekend the
game will be free to play on Steam beginning on September 3rd.
look, and here's an overview:
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Fans can expect a multitude of new features
including two brand new perks, Firebug and Demolitions, each equipped with its
own deadly weapons and grenades. The update also includes 2 new maps that
introduce different types of gameplay tactics. Zeds are lurking in every dark
corner in the terrifying underground Catacombs map and players must employ the
sharpest strategies in order to fight and survive the Evacuation Point map.
With today’s free content update, KILLING FLOOR 2 becomes the first title to
integrate and showcase brand new cutting-edge gore technology, powered by
NVIDIA’s new PhysX FleX technology (for NVIDIA GeForce 770’s and above cards).
This ground-breaking new technology enables more spectacular and realistic
physics-led effects. For more details and a full list of hardware requirements,
please visit: the Official
KILLING FLOOR 2 Game Group on Steam.
Solo indie developer Gamieon announces a September 30th launch date for
Hyperspace Pinball on
, their Greenlit Windows, OS X, and Linux pinball action/shooter.
offers a look at the
game, and here's an outline:
Hyperspace Pinball is an arcade shooter for
PC, Mac and Linux with pinball controls that has players battling aliens and
making big skill shots through more than 20 challenging and beautifully rendered
Score big points by collecting power-ups, running loops, defeating mini-bosses
and conquering mini-challenges. You can even compete with other players on the
campaign leaderboards and earn Steam badges, trading cards and more than a dozen
the commencement of beta testing of Tom
Clancy's EndWar Online
, their upcoming browser-based tactical MMOG. They
discuss all the new content being added to the game in a new version 0.6.0
update that's going live on a brand new server as well as a bunch of in-game
events to welcome new players. Word is: "More beta testers will be invited in
the coming weeks, so if you feel like starting your career as a general now to
help us build the best strategy game, you can still enlist at
and take a chance
at the daily lucky draw to win your direct access to the beta."
Here's a new launch
to celebrate tomorrow's release of Act of Aggression
, the new
"techno-thriller" real-time strategy game from Eugen systems. Here's a refresher
on the game:
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The RTS dry-spell is over as strategy veterans Eugen Systems
release Act of Aggression, their techno-thriller strategy game that harkens back
to the Golden Era of RTS gaming, pitting three classic factions against one
another to an original plot filled to the brim with espionage, warring nations,
and political intrigue.
Watch the brute-force US Army, dynamic Chimera, and shady Cartel prepare for war
in the official launch trailer for the game, where resource farming, base
building, and management of nuclear armaments is the key to success on the
Launching with two campaigns set along converging time-lines, Act of Aggression
will allow players to follow the story of the Chimera – the quick reaction
strike force - through a political climate of severe instability, then following
the story from the perspective of the enemy: the illusive Cartel.
With multiple game modes and up to 4v4 multiplayer or vs the AI, Act of
Aggression promises to quench the thirst of those yearning for more classic RTS
experiences, albeit with high production values and the established Eugen touch.
Prior to the launch, the -15% offer still stands, allowing players to get into
the action early and start earning XP in the game’s multiplayer and vs AI game
modes, where Act of Aggression already enjoys a large active community!
A new London Horizon
from Assassin's Creed Syndicate
offers a look at 19th century
London as depicted in the upcoming installment in the stealth/action series. The
description of the clip is quite brief: "Welcome to London, 1868. Here is a
brief glimpse into the industrialized world Jacob and Evie will take by storm in
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate." There's more new info on the game to be found in
a new article from Ubisoft
taking us into the "stealthy mind of Evie Frye." Continue here to read the full story
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Link of the Day: Maggie's
Canine Hepatitis Treatment by Chris Johnson - GoFundMe
. Spotted this appeal
from an old friend of the site... he didn't ask me to post that, but you know me
and doggies, so I hope this helps.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces
the release of
, and we can now
get behind the wheel in Avalanche Studios' new game based on the hard-driving
movie series. This is available in stores and via digital distribution, and
taking the theme further, in addition to the game,
now offers the
ability to buy all the movies in the series, including
Mad Max: Fury Road
, the recently released installment that's become an
instant classic. Here's word on the game:
Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment today announced that Mad Max, the open-world, third-person action
game developed by Avalanche Studios and set in a post-apocalyptic setting, is
now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and
The Mad Max video game introduces an original story set within the universe of
Mad Max and features deep car customization that impacts its handling,
metal-grinding vehicular action and gives players a vast arsenal of mobile
weaponry within The Wasteland. Players become Max, the lone warrior who must
fight to stay alive by engaging in vicious on-ground fighting, as well as
physics-based vehicular combat, against savage factions who are fighting for
domination and survival in this gritty, dynamic open-world.
This new trailer
from Capcom celebrates their announcement of the Resident Evil Origins
, which is coming on discs to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January
19th, and for PCs via download on Steam early next year. They accompany the
trailer with what they call a "concise" fact sheet, though that seems to be an
understatement, as here is all it says: "Experience an introduction to the
Resident Evil origin stories that started it all with Resident Evil Origins
Collection, a physical disc product that contains the newly remastered survival
horror games Resident Evil 0 and the recently released critically-acclaimed
Resident Evil." Continue here to read the full story
A post on
has word from Blizzard that they have now implemented some of the
changes to Heroes of the Storm
matchmaking they recently outlined. Here's word on
how placement matches in the MOBA should do a better job of evaluating players'
level of competition:
We’ve just finished deploying several changes that we mentioned in our recent
Placement and Ranking System Update blog:
- With today’s update, we’ve made improvements for
placement in the mid to lower ranks, which should result in less
conservative placements for players in this range.
- Additionally, we’ve added bonus points (extra
points earned for wins when your matchmaking rating is higher than your
current rank) back to ranks 5 – 1, so that highly rated players can more
easily return to their proper rankings.
These changes are now live for all regions around the world. As always, we’ll
keep an eye on how each affects Ranked play, and will make further adjustments
if necessary. Keep sending feedback our way as we continue to make improvements
for Ranked play in the future.
A new patch is now available for
Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel
, updating Bethesda's MMORPG to version 2.1.4 and paving the
way for the Imperial City game pack, the game's first premium DLC. Imperial City is also now available for individual purchase, or as a
free part of an ESO Plus membership. Here's an overview of the 10GB
Take a nostalgia trip as you wander through the Imperial City
Districts and Sewers, though be on your guard – other players will be lurking
around every corner trying to slay you for your Tel Var Stones. You can also
gather a group and try to conquer the White-Gold Tower and Imperial City Prison;
both are 4-player instanced dungeons. We’ve also added almost two dozen new item
sets, a number of fun, new collectibles, and have introduced two new motifs:
Xivkyn and Glass!
In addition to Imperial City, we have made many improvements to Cyrodiil, its
campaigns, and rewards which you can read more about below.
Due to the Veteran Rank increase with this update, every dungeon will now scale
to the maximum Veteran Rank - VR16 - and we have also added three new Undaunted
Pledges for you to complete.
Along with all the new content and systems, we have made many improvements and
fixes to existing content including combat, gameplay, crafting, dungeons,
quests, game performance, and more. Due to the number of fixes in this update,
all skill points will be refunded upon login.
Runic Games recently announced Hob
upcoming exploration game, and during
a conversation at PAX
, IGN learned from the developer that burn out and a
reluctance to compete with Diablo III are the reasons they chose not to pursue
development of a third Torchlight game at this time. "We’re just burnt out,"
Runic Games President Marsh Lefler explains of the decision to eschew Torchlight
3. "Let’s admit it, Diablo 3 is killing it right now. Diablo 3 is a really fun
game. Not that Torchlight 2 isn’t a fun game, it is, but it’s just different.
For us to try to compete with Diablo 3? We weren’t trying to compete before."
took a day off
yesterday, but is now back with their weekly sales charts for the U.K. The Sims
4 remains number one on the
PC top 30 chart
where the top five remain intact. Things are not nearly so
static on the
all platforms top 40
where the top four are all new, culminating with Gears
of War Ultimate Edition in the top spot. Their
After the doldrums of summer the new releases begin to
arrive and sees the start of a busy release calendar right up until early
Kicking us off this week we have 5 new releases within the Top 10 and 4 of those
arrive at the top of the chart. New at No1 is Microsoft’s Xbox One ‘Gears of
War: Ultimate Edition’ - this is the original 2006 Xbox 360 Gears of War
remastered and a first outing on Xbox One, also including access to the Gears of
War 4 beta in 2016. Debuting at No2 is Sony’s survival horror ‘Until Dawn’ for
PS4 by Supermassive, a UK indie that has specialised in Sony platforms. Debuting
at No3 is Disney’s ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’, the first of 3 hybrid toy franchises
due over the next few weeks. EA debut at No4 with ‘Madden NFL 16’ and last
week’s No1, Warner’s ‘LEGO Jurassic World’ drops to No5 (+2%). The 5th new
release of the week is Bethesda’s PS4/Xbox One ‘Dishonored: Definitive Edition’
which debuts at No7, in advance of a full Dishonored 2 update, scheduled for
some time in 2016. There’s one more new release within the Top 40 and that is
Bandai Namco’s ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’at No27 for Vita, PS3 &
is now available
, offering an
adventure from one-person studio Hangonit. The
points to this
showing off the game, and here's a bit on the game and its
unusual game mechanic of forgetfulness, though it may raise more questions than
If you fall asleep while stargazing, a gate to a new world
situated in between the world of memories and the world of dreams will open for
you. That intermediate world gradually turns reality to fragments and infuses
the player with the desire to know the unknowable. But the most persistent can
feel the unknowable.
The basic element of gameplay is the ability to forget. Some elements in the
surroundings change when the player turns away or leaves, and become more than
just a direction sign: they become the way along which the player walks, flies
and falls. Finding such a way to the higher levels is a matter of his aptness
and intuition, rewarded by advancing higher. Failure, on the other hand, brings
a return to the lower levels, which may be more or less altered then.
I expected the Petite
Randy Moss DirecTV commercial
to be pulled shortly after it was approved by
bad judgment Rob Lowe, but I keep seeing it. I am not sure what they think is
funny about that, but the approval rating on the video on YouTube suggests I'm
not the only one who finds it a little mean, and I'm actually considered tall...
I imagine I'd feel even more strongly about it if I wasn't. Seems tone deaf.